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    November 7, 2012
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>> the president: i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> president obama is reelected to -- four more years in the white house after a long bitter campaign. good morning the morning after the election 5:00, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. and i'm eric thomas. democrats around the country are celebrating. last night the president appeared in front of thousands of supporters to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed and delivered many he backed out with the first lady and his daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago
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where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely
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be closer. >> the president: whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat mitt romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern romney spoke in boston to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the number reelected president the night in -- the newly reelected president spent the night in chicago. the first family returns to the white house at 5:30 this
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morning. california especially the bay area saw tough congressional races, including one upset due to new primary runoff system. katie marzullo joins us with a closer look. >> reporter: this is the house of representatives map. here's what won't surprise you, blue, blue, blue, the whole bay area voting democrat. we want to focus on three races starting in district three. he has held state or federal office for 40 years and he hangs on to it in a close race you can see the numbers five -54% to the republican's 46% she is someone who national republicans thought would give them a good chance of getting a seat in the house that would not be the case. in the east bay to district 9 this was tricky, lines have been newly redrawn people thought the incumbent mcinnerney wouldn't be able to
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hold on to his seat, he does he wins 54% to gill's 46% in district 9. district 15, massive upset maybe the biggest in the state. pete stark who has held the office since 1973 known as dean of california delegation is out and he loses to fellow democrat due to the new primary system democrat vs. department vat, 50 years younger than stark wins he says he will buy new energy and new jobs. he take -- he will bring new energy and new jobs, big upset in the house of representatives. coming up we look at the popular vote and look specifically at the bay area and how different count -- how popular i should say president obama was in different counties within the bay area. the controversial question over whether to ray the minimum wage by two dollars in
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san jose was put to voters. the outcome yes 59%, no 41%. terry mcsweeney is live in san jose with more. >> reporter: what this is going to mean for someone like a food server, a 25% pay increase. she is getting off work in half an hour from now, going home to get her kids ready for school, huge deal for her. video of others who are going to benefit from the passage of measure d taking the minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour, big raise, if you are working 40 hours a week, $80 more in your paycheck, before taxes. small businesses and chamber of commerce said the choice was not a choice between a raise and no raise for minimum wage workers. it is a choice between jobs or no jobs. >> these are the folks who
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more or less rely on minimum wage workers. they will have to scale back operations and of course as they scale back operations it is already noted that means fewer jobs for minimum wage workers. >> reporter: union and social service as agencies supported it. the mayor opposed it in addition to the increase and the hurt it might put on small businesses also withing to cost $600,000 for the city to supervise this. right now, voters are passing measure d. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. californians overcame decades of anti-tax meant and approved the first general tax in 20 years. prop 30 passed, raising tacks to rescue schools. the measure to increase sales tax and raise income taxes was called an hour ago after votes went mostly in favor of it, right now 77% of precincts reporting, prop 30 has a margin of 6%.
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labor groups overcame heavy funding from outside groups to defeat prop 32. that would change the way political contributions are made and restrict union donations. prop 32 is losing by an 8 point margin. voters in -- rejected prop 33, it would have allowed car insurers to offer discounts to drivers who maintain continuous coverage. no 55%. it was decisive victory for senator feinstein who will return to washington for her 4th term. feinstein was farber known and better financed. >> -- >> voters face several tax
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measures. santa clara county's measure a ruts show this would hike sales tax by -- results show this would hike sales tax winning by 56% to 44%. san mateo county yes to transaction and use tax if appointed measure a would increase sales tax by half a cent to pay for general services winning by 35%. in contra costa county, measure q, for the fire district also winning by slight margin. now results on the san francisco propositions. parks and rec bond measure the one where you would improve safety and quality of parks across the country with a 195 million dollar bond that passed by wide margin, 72%. san francisco gross receipts tax also passed by huge margin,
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71%. we are going to look at help help reservoir oakland -- at the help help reservoir oakland. the yes vote needs 2/3. looks like it will not pass. >> we will have up to the minute results throughout the morning. watch the bottom of your screen if we didn't give you a result it probably will pop up down there you can get real-time election results at abc7news.com. if you have been voting for cooler weather, back to normal weather that's what we have today. no more record high temperatures. good morning. things changed overnight,
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clouds back, sea breeze that brought them cooling temperatures 9 to 14°. dry on live doppler. there is thick fog, quarter mile visibility napa and santa rosa, 2 1/2 half moon bay improvement. hayward improved to three. everybody has some type of cloud cover or fog during the morning commute. cold front still north that is going to push through, quietly today. mainly near the coast as winds start to pick up late this afternoon and high clouds replace low clouds. we are off to a foggy, cloudy start low to mid 50s noon clouds open up 50s coast low to mid 60s the rest of us 4:00 high clouds and sunshine cooler upper 50s coast, mid 60s bay, 71 as you look inland temperatures fall back into the 50s everywhere by 7:00. highs barely make it to 60, thursday through saturday.
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showers possible tomorrow. thunder possible friday. going to live shot of the east shore freeway from vallejo into the richmond area and past golden gate fields, light traffic. fog a factor here as well not as thick as it has been it comes and goes make sure you are aware that you come up on it quickly. in-- southbound basco, accident right lane san francisco north 280 to south 101 ramp due to roadwork closed for another 20 minutes. cortamadera roadwork northbound past paradise drive blocking right lane massive repaving project. elsewhere eastbound 4 massive project as well closed at loveridge detour in place for another 20 minutes.
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overnight a fire races through an east bay home. a family narrowly escapes. the latest on investigation into the case, next >> first, more local election results. what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin.
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here's the bay bridge
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bridge you can see how cloudy it is and foggy that is going to be the morning commute for most of us. if you traveling towards the east or south you will run into it. cooler weather on the way and wet weather too. that in a few minutes. more news from kristen. 5:15. following developing news in the east bay. alameda county firefighters battling two alarm house fire in newark it started after 2:00 this morning. a family was able to escape. the cause of the fire is under investigation. this morning state assembly speaker perez says he's confident democrats will gain super majority in assembly and senate, democrats gained central coast seat held by retiring republican. in the assembly, democratic candidates are leading gop opponents in two swing districts. it appears fullerton mayor has pulled up set over gop
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assemblyman. if democrats seize the super majority they will be able to approve tax increases, pass emergency legislation and change house rules without republican backing. before president obama delivered his victory speech in chicago he took to twitter to declare victory. his team sent out this tweet: a picture of him hugging the first lady with the words, four more years. 20 minutes after that, this tweet from twitter's official government account proclaiming that picture of the first couple had just become president obama's most retweeted tweet ever in addition to the same picture posted on facebook is the most talked about or most liked photo of all time. as of now, it has gotten 614,000 retweets. earlier in the week you were forecasting near 90° temperatures now 30° lower? >> absolutely that's the big change.
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don't be surprised about it, looking at san mateo bridge and you can see not as cloudy here not on this side of it as we look from san mateo back towards the east bay, definitely foggy and a lot of areas around the bay be careful if you are driving this morning. cloudy conditions no rain right now, no thunderstorms yet, they are on the way. we'll have you prepared for them by spelling out when they are going to be here. for now be prepared for temperatures in the low to mid 50s in most areas livermore 49°. monterey bay cloudy, low to mid 50s extremes gilroy 48, salinas 57. we are going to have slow sunshine, cooler conditions today by 9 to 14°. cooler tomorrow with showers developing thunder still possible friday especially during the early morning hours
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when we may hear hail hitting the roof may even get a clap of thunder or two early in the morning. upper 60s to low 70s south bay, no more record highs in san jose mid to upper 60s peninsula. coast going to be coolest, winds pick up during the afternoon making it brisk with upper 50s to near 60. mid 60s downtown and south san francisco upper 60s north bay valley towards the beaches upper 50s to low 60s as you round the bend to sausalito mid to upper 60s east bay shore, all of us replacing low clouds with high clouds during the afternoon. upper 60s to mid 70s warmest in the east bay valleys, low 60s monterey and carmel mid to upper 60s rest of the monterey bay. >> back home tonight more 40s, low 50s about as warm as it is going to get overnight.
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even those are starting to taper. once we get into the cold air mass it drops again thursday. thursday morning nothing going on until we get to 9:00, 10:00, when the cold front puts showers and rain into the north bay in the heart of the buy during the lunch hour exits south bay in time for the evening commute more scattered showers behind it even thunderstorms by friday morning. that's when we could get small hail. on the back side of cold front still cold increasing sunshine saturday, sunday. monday morning best chance for frost. out of novato southbound 101 to san rafael, live shot tail lights southbound towards lincoln past civic center moving nicely fog on the waldo grade, very thick golden gate bridge as you come down too san francisco shrouded in fog, four lanes for southbound
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light traffic but thick fog. elsewhere southbound basco road outside of byron one mile south, accident blocking right lane, no major problems as far as slow downs or stops clearing out of lanes. mass transit all on time. in san francisco broadway tunnel closed for cleaning until 6:00 this morning through the 16th of this month detour in place on pacific. 5:20. president obama wasn't the only one celebrating on election day. >> next, the special honor for a san francisco who has served her community on election day for decades. >> first, here are more local election results.
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"and what's your name?" "oh, it's flo." "and what do you do?" "oh, i sell insurance like no one else." "oh, that's nice." "thank you." now, that's progressive. call or click today. check out the embarcadero flags on the buildings are blowing east winds from the west bringing that fog in. we'll talk about cooler conditions in the sierra coming up. election day was especially meaningful for more than 1200 people who had the opportunity to vote for the first time. men and women from 104 countries became u.s. citizens yesterday. the paramount theater was packed with energy and
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excitement, many excited about exercising their new privilege. >> a wonderful obligation to exercise your right to vote and make sure that it counts. >> i feel lucky that i would get to vote on the first day i become an american citizen. >> according to the alameda county registrar there were no problems with access to polling places. transit officials honoring two men for their heroics when a crowd set fire to a muni bus. the driver got passengers safely off the bus. the agency is recognizing the man who was beaten unconscious by the mob while trying to prevent the bus vandal. both said they did the right thing and would do it again. election day we saw a huge honor for an experienced poll worker. secretary of state honered alicia kennedy in
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san francisco, california's longest serving poll worker. terry mcsweeney first prouded us to alicia yesterday morning. the 96-year-old has volunteered since 1949. she said there was no way she was going to miss yesterday's election. hopefully she will be back in four years. president obama wins another four years in the white house. next, where his strengths and weakness fell among bay area voters. latest on a long term congressman's bitter battle for reelection. today 5 to 19 -- excuse me 9 to 14° cooler than yesterday, we are going to have temperatures stay near average just this one day before they drop again. across the state not much going on as you can see doppler is dry. as we look at what is going on for temperatures, 71 chico, 71
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los angeles and san diego. heading to the sierra, snow levels down to 3 thaw feet by friday -- 3,000 feet by friday afternoon.
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>> the president: we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> president obama secures four more years in the white house. victories in crucial swing states put him well over-the-top in the electoral college. thanks for joining us i'm eric thomas. and i'm kristen sze. president obama is waking up
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in chicago this morning after winning a second term defeating mitt romney. last night the president appeared in front of thousands to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed delivered. >> the president: you, the american people reminded us that while our road has been hard. while our journey has been long. we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> president obama will return to the white house this afternoon. he has no public events planned for today. before mr. obama declared victory mitt romney conceded gracefully in boston. he told supporters he called the president to congratulate him. he said it was time to put aside partisanship and work together for the good of the nation.
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i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> president obama says he looks forward to meeting with romney in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to move the country forward. >> the president is hugely popular in california and especially in the bay area. as expected he carry the golden state. the support was not total. katie marzullo joins us with the break down of the popular vote. >> reporter: these are real-time results coming in so they are changing. president obama nationwide 51% of that national vote. closer look at california, not just california but a closer look at the bay area. clearly, all the bay area counties are blue. you don't need me told you that. let's look at how popular
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president obama was within the bay area starting with san francisco county, landslide, mitt romney was less than 14% of the popular vote. north into marin still landslide for president obama 76%. in the east bay contra costa county mitt romney more than 30% dropped to alameda and his numbers drop. in the south bay, san mateo county landslide for president obama, santa cruz county, same thing. just for fun, look at these two counties which seem to buck the trend. this is stan laws county red for mitt romney, -- stanislaus county red for mitt romney. below merced, went blue for president obama jetting east just barely with president obama getting 53% of the popular vote. coming up at 6:00 we head to
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the u.s. house of representatives map and look at interesting and game-changing races in california. on capitol hill the president will face the same divided congress next year. democrats retain control of the senate, republicans keep control of the house. republicans lost three seats, democrats strengthened their control something that seemed unlikely earlier in the campaign season. they have 52 seats, republicans 44. three senate races are still insided. house in ran hands 232, 191 democrats. entire seen seats still being decided. house democrats will await nancy pelosi's decision on whether she will stay on as minority leader. governor brown's proposal to raise taxes to rescue the state's schools was a big issue california. the margin to approve it grew until it was declared winner
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prop entirety leading or winning by six point margin with most votes counted. consumers and high income earners will pay more taxes prop 38 would have increased taxes on middle class was soundly defeated. amy hollyfield joins us from emeryville with more. >> reporter: when you think of emeryville you think of shopping, great shopping here that's when you will feel the affects of prop 30 sales tax going up a quarter is -- quarter cent also raising income taxes on the wealthy. prop 30 supporters were excited, hopeful it wasn't until this morning the measure passed. governor brown was ready to declare victory last night. he acknowledged it was a tough fight. activists 70 million dollars
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on the campaign for prop 30. >> wide coalition, people who would not otherwise agree on many things came together for many reasons. a coreen that brought people together is -- a core reason that brought people together to support prop 30 was belief in our schools, university and pass i think of the state government to make wise investments that will benefit all of us that's what prop 30 was about. >> reporter: supporters are celebrating. i spoke with one of the opponents this morning. he says he's disappointed. he thinks voters are going to be surprised that income tax increase is going to be retroactive to the beginning of this year. opponents are worried this will drive businesses and jobs out of california. if prop 30 failed it would have meant six billion dollars in cuts to schools.
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the income tax increase is going to be retroactive sales tax is going to wait until after the holiday shoppinging in january you will see the sales tax -- shopping, in january you will see the salese tax increase. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. two more top state front circumstances. prop 34 only race still not called, it would relays death penalty with life in prison without parole. it appears to befalling short with 95% of the precincts -- no 56%. voters rejected prop 32, would have banned unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. upset in the 15th congressional district, congressman pete stark has been ousted by fellow democrat eric swalwell. stark has been the representative for that district more than four
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decades he's 80 years and was key architect of president obama's health care reform act. swalwell won the endorsement of key california democrats. two democrats appeared on the ballot because of california's new top two rule in the primary. in the 9th district which includes antioch, oakley, brentwood and discovery bay, mcinnerney holding on to his see the. he was first elected to congress in 2007 when he defeated longtime republican. local measure that got national attention richmond voters rejected new tax on sodas and sugary drinks that would have funded school programs, no to measure n city leaders are divided on the measure. the penny per ounce tax would have added 12 cents to every
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can of soda. >> soft drink companies 2 1/2 million dollars to defeat that measure. in palo alto voters say no to measure c which would allow three medical marijuana dispensaries in the city and create a 4% tax on them. no 62%. palo alto has banned medical marijuana dispensaries since 1997. berkeley voters approved a measure that+y8e7 targets young panhandlers sitting on sidewalks in the city. >> looks like san jose voters are saying no to measure e would allow more card tables for the two casinos, no leading by 16% would it allow total number of card tables in the increase from 98 now to
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120 eight next year and 158 in 2014 -- >> other percentages we need to be focused on. percentages, odds for seeing fog this morning and maybe showers in the day head. >> temperatures coming down. absolutely. as we look around live doppler you can see some of the clouds there it is dry rain on the way for tomorrow and wednesday with it spinning up there on mount st. helena, going to see it move into the bay area first. quarter mile visibility napa and santa rosa, 2 1/2 miles half moon bay everybody else dealing with a little fog at lower elevations clearer once you get up around 500 to 1,000 feet you are in that fog some reporting stations bay level were a little clearer than
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what you will find if you are higher. west wind at sfo out of the west at nine miles per hour sea breeze brought clouds back foggy spots at 7:00 low to mid 50s there. low 70s by 4:00, close to where we should be inland. mid 60s bay, 50s coast. going to cool in the evening in the 50s. low clouds this morning to high clouds this afternoon, look how much cooler thursday through saturday barely up to 60 in some areas showers thursday, thunderstorms friday. fog is a factor you come up on quickly this is 80 berkeley this fog just settled in lowering as we speak. take it easy, give yourself extra time. headlights getting more crowded as you funnel into the bay bridge toll. just minor delays for cash paying folks heading into
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san francisco no problems on the upper deck incline or through the tunnel. san mateo bridge clear at this hour as well, headlights heading towards hayward eastbound tail lights towards the highrise up and over to foster city minor slowing as you hit the highrise. only problem if i can show you the waze app basco outside of byron unincorporated contra costa county, accident blocking right lane southbound basco. no significant slowing tow truck on scene. you can download this app absolutely free. a lot more election ruts. including the labeling of genetically modified food in california. first, more election results.
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vollmer peak looking east towards 24 east bay valleys clear this morning. we have fog in other places and significantly cooler temperatures on the way.
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>> more election results for you. voters across the state said no to prop 37 it would have required manufacturers to label foods made with genetically modified or engineered ingredients, you can see the no votes 53%, 47% on the yes side. opponents said prop 37 would have made groceries more expensive and created red tape for farmers. supporters maintain it is a basic right to know. >> the campaign was do you have a right to foe what is in year food. base -- you have a right to know what is in your food. >> about families paying more money at the stores, state paying more money to regulate this up to a million dollars a year. we've said from the beginning, voters need to look into the details of prop 37. >> even though the measure failed supporters say they ran an educational campaign
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despite being out-spent 7-1. companies spent 46 million dollars to defeat prop 37. now that the elects -- elections are winding down
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time for the black friday deals. >> more election results this morning. including an issue that hits home in the bay area. voters in four states decide on issues relating to same-sex marriage. >> here are more local election results. get real-time results at abc7news.com. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches.
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. >> highs well below from where they were yesterday. upper 60s to mid 70s inland. low clouds give way to high clouds this afternoon. doppler dry now. showers possible in eureka at 58, 70s chico and sacramento, low 70s los angeles and san diego, 61 in tahoe today. tomorrow through friday check out the snow up to a foot before 7,000 feet. winds could be blowing up to 65 miles per hour. be careful if you are headed that way. it was a huge night for supporters of same-sex marriage after races in four states minnesota voters said no to a ban on same-sex . majority 52% rejected it. maine, maryland and washington
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approved measures allowing same-sex marriage. that is cause for celebration in san francisco's castro district where the national trend to legal lie same-sex began. 1,000 gathered there to -- to legal same-sex began. 1,000 gathered to watch the results. supporters are beaming about the history-making votes cast in those other states. >> for the first time in the history of our nation there's a lesbian woman is in the united states senate it has never happened before. >> was referring to tammy baldwin of wisconsin. in a groundbreaking move voters in two states passed referendums, legalize marijuana for recreational ice. colorado and washington the first states -- similar ballot issue oregon did not pass in massachusetts voters approved legislation to allow medicinal
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marijuana joining 17 other states including california. that drug is still banned under federal law. we don't know what is going to happen when state and federal lawmakers collide about in. we do know what is going to happen in the weather forecast. mike you have been telling us warm weather, record temperatures were not going to last. they can't this time of year. check out the buildings on the embarcadero as we look at flags blowing to the east that west wind we talked about yesterday that would bring cooler weather, clouds and fog for the morning hours. here's live doppler 7 hd -- that's not live doppler 7 hd that is the golden gate bridge. you can see how foggy it is there also. headlights coming at from you marin south into san francisco,
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a lot of fog in marin also. there's live doppler, you can see it is picking up a little drizzle over the coast, otherwise, it is dry. no rain falling right now around the bay. let's talk about temperatures. how do does when you step out, coolest -- how to dress when you step out. coolest low to mid 50s, 57 san jose antioch. low to mid 60s monterey bay, 47 gilroy, 57 in salinas. slow sunshine today low clouds will evaporate pull back to the coast high clouds will come in sea breeze is going to make it cooler today. cold front bringing showers tomorrow, possibility of thunderstorms friday especially during the morning. no more record highs, this is where we should be for this time of year upper 60s to low
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70's in the south bay, mid to upper 60s peninsula. upper 50s to near 60 along the coast, mid 60s downtown south san francisco, upper 60s north bay valleys, upper 50s beaches, mid to upper 60s east bay shore, upper 60s to mid 70s warmest in east bay valleys. let's watch that cold air come in tonight 40s and low to mid 50s, cold front going to bring a chance of showers starting about 9:00 tomorrow in the north bay, about noon in the heart of the bay in the afternoon hours in the south bay another round will come in during the evening hours thunderstorms are possible late thirst day night friday morning depending -- late thursday night into friday morning. saturday and sunday cool more
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sunshine, frost possible monday morning >> san rafael south 101 past freitas parkway past civic center tail lights disappear in the fog that will be the factor this morning. so far no major problems with the fog give yourself extra time heading out. bay bridge toll, metering lights not on yet as far as we could tell traffic is flowing nicely into san francisco. maybe metering lights have been turned on nonetheless slow for cash paying folks as you head into san francisco. accident southbound 17 in the campbell area overturn in the right lane past hamilton that will be slowing traffic. if you are headed out now, some of your drive times, up and over the altamont pass, highway 4 out of antioch westbound 80 into the macarthur maze still a good ride expect delays due to the fog. 5:54.
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>> looking at exit polls, high unemployment and low consumer confidence didn't stop president obama from winning a second term. >> here's jane king with the bloomberg business report. until last night who president had won reelection with consumer confidence so low since nixon in 1972. how did president obama defy the odds? even though consumer confidence is low it is rapidly improving and drops in unemployment in key states, including florida helping. ohio a stay seen as necessary for a republican victory jobless rate there improving more than nationwide thanks to the auto and oil and gas drilling industries. president obama will need address the so-called fiscal cliff as soon as possible with more than 600 billion dollars with tax increases and spending cuts going into effect next year unless house and senate can reach compromise. leaks about black friday deals
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already coming out. retailers complain about the leaks but likely appreciate the publicity. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. 5:56. three marin county daycare workers are under arrest for the death of a baby in their care they are scheduled to appear in court this morning. the magic place infant and toddler daycare center is closed. the woman who owns the business two of her staff were arrested after a four-month-old baby died two weeks ago. the owner and the two others face charges of involuntary manslaughter. state department of social services concluded that the staff found the baby at 3 p.m. and failed to call an ambulance for 25 minutes not until after miss gill returned. she told staff to tell police she found the baby, not them >> new jersey will have until friday to cast ballots after
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emergency plan to accommodate victims of superstorm sandy failed. reports of people wanting to vote by e-mail and fax overwhelmed. one clerk says, people will be disinfranchised. turnout was strong despite the fact many are still without power in some cases without a home many there were makeshift polling places in areas without electricity. in new york people were allowed to cast ballots at the most convenient centers regardless of their district boundaries. our election team coverage continues. we'll look at east bay congressional race an incumbent in place for 40 years will have to move back home. four more years for president obama. we go live to chicago where the president is waking to
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